Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
will look to keep their first trip to the postseason in 15 years alive. they take on the texas rangers in tonight's a.l. wild card playoff game. the winner moves on to play the yankees while the loser goes home. the rangers took the regular season series with the o's, winning 5 of the 7 games the team played. first pitch tonight at 8:37. >>> the nationals, on the other hand, will be anxious rly waiti to find out who they will play in their first playoff series in 80 years. the atlanta braves and st. louis cardinals play their wild card game tonight at 8:00. nats will take on the winner of that game on sunday. game one and two will be on the road. the first home game for the nats won't be until wednesday. >>> two major food festivals happening this weekend. first, taste of d.c. kicks off tomorrow. more than 50 restaurants taking part in the festival on pennsylvania avenue between the white house and the capital. ben's chili bowl hosting its second annual world chili eating championship as a precaution, police will shut down several roads during the event, starting at 7:00 tonight. that'
Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
rangers. the orioles lost, giving the a.l. east title to the yankees. they will play the yankees in the american league division series if they win tomorrow. lose and their season is over. >>> the detroit tigers' miguel cabrera has just accomplished something that has not been done in 45 years. he won the triple crown. cabrera finished the regular season as the american league leader in home runs, rbi, and batting average. karl yastrzemski of the red sox was the last player to win the triple crown, that was in 1967. >> what an incredible accomplishment. >> pretty impressive. this is a great baseball season. >> it is. all right. >>> coming up on 5:51 now on this thursday morning, and some showers and clouds out there -- it is thursday, right? >> it is thursday. tom kierein here with more on our forecast. >> and we still have the humidity around from yesterday, too, but it's going to be changing during the afternoon. between now and then, yes, we have a weak front that's going to bring in that lower humidity, triggering some showers now from the carolinas across virginia, and right